Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Partners Needed for WineFest 2018!

Seeking Sponsors & Advertisers
for the 16th Annual Riverside WineFest
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2018
October 6 & 7 ~ beginning at Noon both days

Hollywood, MD Time to celebrate the BEST of Maryland at Historic Sotterley Plantation ~ the best wines, the best artisans, and the best microbrews! The 16th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, 2018 and we have many exciting opportunities for companies and individuals to join us as sponsors and advertisers for the event. Not only is this excellent exposure to a large and diverse audience of thousands, but your support helps Historic Sotterley to continue our important mission of preserving our historic structures and natural environment and using the powerful stories of our land, lives, and labor to bring American history to life while serving as an educational and cultural resource.

The Riverside WineFest at Sotterley is all good things rolled into one weekend! Thousands of guests come to the place where wine flows freely, live music is jamming, demonstrations are both educational and entertaining, artists are selling their exquisite creations, food is scrumptious, and the 1703 Manor House Mini Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are FREE.

Your Support Matters! Support the Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley Plantation through sponsorship, advertising in our 2018 full-color program, or both! To become a WineFest Sponsor, please contact Jane Bachman, Development Manager: development@sotterley.org. And don’t forget ~ WineFest Sponsors receive a discount on advertising! To advertise in the WineFest program, please contact Eileen Miller, Marketing Manager: marketing@sotterley.org. For more information, we welcome your phone call: 301-373-2280.

Your Support Matters!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Family Farm Day FRIENDS!

!!! We are so grateful !!!
Our very first Family Farm Day was a tremendous success thanks to all of you ~ guests, volunteers, demonstrators, vendors, and staff! The event ended up being all good things rolled into one ... educational tours and demos, kid-friendly creative crafts and fun activities, great shopping of goods and produce, delicious food, and fantastic FUN!
Thanks to our volunteers:
Bob Aldridge
Joi Ames
Anna Boarman
Lacey Benton
Julia Berryman
Laura Berryman
Jake Bowling
Gabrielle Churchill
Jeanne Davis
Aaron Gofreed
Joseph Husick
Chris Jeys 
Daphne McGuire & the Sotterley Garden Guild
Keith McGuire
Tom Russell
Karen Russell
Michelle Shaw
Susan Summers
Marci Turner
Julie Woods
Thanks to our demo friends:
Chesapeake Log Canoe with John Cooke
Cooking with Veggies with Chef Michael Chance, The Cow & The Fish Restaurant
Southern Maryland Power Association
The Nature of Bees with Dave Newburyport
Tool Time with Pete Himmelheber
UMD Extension of Master Gardeners, Linda Crandall

Thanks to the band:
The Country Memories Band 

Thanks to our vendors:
Bay Farm Ventures
Dooley's Backyard BBQ
Face Painting by Mandy Hunter
Glass by Dave
Magical Moments .925 Photography
Nelly'z Cupcakez & more
Preserving Gone Wild
Rainbow's End
Russell Farms
Sweet Tooth Funnel Cakes
Quilted Crafts by Liz
UnforGoatable Goods

Thanks to the Sotterley staff


Thanks to all who donated to our Growing for Good program … together we make a difference in our community! 


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

It's Almost SHOWTIME!

Open Auditions for Actors
Ghosts of Sotterley 2018
“Terror on the Home Front

Announcing open auditions for our wildly popular annual signature event – The Ghosts of Sotterley! Whether you are a seasoned actor or have a new-found interest in acting, we invite all from age 13 and up to try out. You will be in great company with an enthusiastic group of talented wonders who enjoy performing and love Sotterley!
Auditions will be held at the Sotterley Barn on:
Thursday, July 12 th    7 pm – 9 pm
Sunday, July 15 th    6 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday, July 17 th    7 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, July 21 st   9 am - 11 am
This year’s Ghosts of Sotterley, “Terror on the Home Front” will run October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. If you are able to commit to rehearsal dates and to all of these show dates, then you just may be the perfect fit for one of the roles. Just bring yourself and your undeniable talent; we will provide the reading.
For more information, please contact our Event Manager, Ginger Newman-Askew at 301-373-2280 or events@sotterley.org.
See you at Sotterley!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

We’re having a party ... a STAR PARTY!

Saturday, July 21st
10:00 p.m. - midnight!
Grab a picnic blanket, the bug spray, and a flashlight and head over for a fun-filled, family-friendly event featuring the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society. It’s a late night, so kids wearing their PJs are not a problem!
(Note: weather conditions such as rain or cloud cover will affect the event.
Check our Facebook for “it’s a go” by 2:00 p.m. for final event status.)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


July 6
Paint with Nature and Nature Hunt. Paint with grass, leaves, sticks, bark, and other natural elements to create one-of-a-kind artworks.  Storybook time, too!

July 13
Trail Walk with Seek and Find!  See what you can find along the trails of Sotterley.  Storybook time, too!

July 20
Bug Hunt in the Sotterley Gardens! Use magnifying glasses and bug viewers to get an up-close look at insects.  Reuse and Recycle: create mini-butterfly garden planters to take home using recycled materials.  Storybook time, too!

July 27
Learn about games and toys from the 1700s thru the early 1900s!  Make your own toy!  Storybook time, too!

August 3
Recycled Instruments!  Years ago, people at Sotterley made their own musical instruments using materials that they found lying around.  Make your own instrument!  Storybook time, too!

Admission Fee:
Members - FREE; Adults - $10.00; Seniors - $9.00; Youths (ages 6 – 18) - $6.00; Children under 6 – Free.

See you at Sotterley!